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Impact Rx -5 Leadership Qualities that Funders Seek.

Julie VanNess July 12, 2022

As the the CEO of Real Leaders for the past 12 years (and an historically strong media partner of SOCAP), I have heard hundreds of social entrepreneurs ask “What are the ‘make or break qualities’ of a leader from the funders perspective?” so I’m recommending that our Podcaster (and current GM, Kevin Edwards—who has run a successful podcast for 6 years ranked in the top 100 Business Podcasts) to create an inspiring & informative presentation for SOCAP on this topic— with 3 diverse impact fund managers! See his video link, below, as a sample of his engaging style, but he would customize for the suggested topic. I can also send over additional clips of interviews with global Impact Investors as well. Maybe a “Live Podcast” interview on stage or use him as a media moderator for a Fireside Chat.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Power and Capital


#Impact Investing #Leadership #Fundraising

Purpose and Desired Outcome

This should enable minorities leaders to more effectively compete for capital, plus provide benefit for ALL entrepreneurs!


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Academia

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Corporate & SME

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)


  • NameKevin Edwards
  • TitleGM
  • OrganizationReal Leaders
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameMark Van Ness
  • TitleFounder
  • OrganizationReal Leaders
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameKevin Edwards
  • TitleGM
  • OrganizationReal Leaders
  • StatusConfirmed
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